June 25, 2022, 10:15

    England cruise to 232-run win vs Netherlands after making history in Mott’s first match

    England cruise to 232-run win vs Netherlands after making history in Mott’s first match

    Matthew Mott 's tenure as England white ball coach got off to the perfect start as his side set a new world record for the highest ODI total in history as they defeated the Netherlands by 232 runs in a dominant display in Amstelveen.

    Jos Buttler was the star of the show, blasting a scintillating 162 off just 70 balls as England broke their own record. They made 498-4 in their innings, eclipsing the previous record of 481-6 which they made against Australia in 2018.

    Buttler, meanwhile, missed out on breaking several individual records, striking England's second-fastest ODI hundred and the second-fastest 150 in ODI history.

    He reached his hundred from 47 balls, just one delivery slower than his century against Pakistan in 2015, and reached his 150 off 65 balls, falling just one delivery short of equalling AB de Villiers' record.

    Liam Livingstone helped Buttler finish off the innings in style, walking out with the score 407-4 and striking England's quickest ODI half-century off 17 balls.

    In total, Livingstone finished 66 not out off 22, ending the innings in style as he launched England's 26th maximum off the final delivery.

    Jos Buttler struck a brutal unbeaten 162 from just 70 balls as England made a world record ODI total of 498-4
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    Earlier, both Phil Salt and Dawid Malan scored their first ODI hundreds, with Salt's century his first in an England shirt and Malan's seeing him join an elite club.

    Malan is now just the third England player to have scored a hundred in all three formats after England women's captain Heather Knight and Buttler.

    It was a stunning display of hitting from England, but they did benefit from a few dropped catches, with Buttler notably put down twice in the 30s and both Salt and Livingstone given lifelines before they had reached their half-centuries.

    Dawid Malan and Phil Salt both scored their first ODI hundreds
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    Liam Livingstone blasted England's fastest-ever ODI half-century off just 17 balls
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    Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

    It was a chastening experience for a young Dutch side which fielded two teenagers and was missing at least five key players due to county cricket commitments. In response to England's world record score, the Netherlands mustered a respectable 266 total, with opener Max O'Dowd scoring an impressive 55 and wicketkeeper Scott Edwards making an unbeaten 72.

    Moeen Ali was the pick of the bowlers for England, taking 3-57 from his 10 over spell. There was also an impressive return to international duty for Sam Curran, who got through nine overs and picked up 2-46 after recovering from a lower-back stress fracture.

    All in all, it was a comprehensive display from England, who will have one eye on next year's impending World Cup defence. And while it was star man Buttler who stole the show, Mott will be delighted to have seen both Salt and Livingstone make such an impact in just their fourth ODI appearances.

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